Ji Su Jung will join the Peabody Conservatory percussion faculty as visiting faculty beginning in the 2019- 20 academic year. More…
Nola Richardson (MM ’10, Voice Pedagogy; MM ’11, Early Music Voice) won the Grand Rapids Bach Festival Competition. She was the recipient of the Linn Maxwell Keller Distinguished Bach Musician Award, which included a $10,000 prize. The finals were held on Thursday, March 21 at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jacomo Bairos (GPD ’11, Conducting) directs the Nu Deco Ensemble, which has been appearing in exciting performances this season. In recent weeks, they performed at the Global Cuba Fest 2019. This weekend, Nu Deco will collaborate with Tune Yards in a performance at the New World Center. There will be new works by Magda Gianniko, Ricardo Romaneiro, and others in this technologically innovative concert. Then, on April 18, they return to the Adrienne Arsht Center for a concert with Ben Folds and the orchestral debut of New Zealand singer Kimbra. Bairos also conducts the Amarillo Symphony, which celebrated the Old West at the Globe-News Center, will close their season with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on April 26 and 27.
Master’s candidate Jonathan T. Rush, orchestral conducting, is the Spring 2019 Spotlight Artist for Stay Thirsty Magazine. He is featured on the site in an article outlining his many successes.
Julien Benichou (GPD ’01, Conducting) conducted the world premiere of a new violin concerto, Vermillion, by Stephanie Ann Boyd. The premiere was a part of the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra’s spring gala concert, which took place on March 16 at 1:00 and 6:00 pm.